Institute for Corean-American Studies

Deborah Fikes

Deborah Fikes currently serves as a board member of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). As the former spokesperson and advisor for Human Rights Advocacy of the Ministerial Alliance of Midland, Texas, she led Protestant, Catholic, and Evangelical parishes in the hometown of President George W. Bush to network with their national and international counterparts to promote human rights advocacy efforts. The Midland Ministerial Alliance is well known for their advocacy efforts internationally and participation in interfaith dialogue/ peace negotiations in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between North and South Sudan.

Deborah serves as an Advisor to South Korean Governor Kim Moon-Soo and as an Interim Director of the Institute of Chinese Religion and Law and is a member of the editorial board for The China Law and Religion Monitor. She was named by Concerned Women of America as an Evangelical Woman of the Year in 2005 and served on the 2008 Presidential Exploratory Committee for Senator Sam Brownback.

Deborah completed an undergraduate degree from Texas A & M University and a masters degree from the University of Texas at Permian. She is completing a law degree and was recently accepted to Oxford University as a graduate degree candidate in International Human Rights Law. She is married to J. Stanley Fikes, Jr. and they have two daughters. They divide their time between homes in Washington D.C. and Texas. Deborah also travels internationally to encourage dialogue and partnerships that promote human rights and peace through positive outreach efforts.

ICAS Web Site Links for Deborah Fikes:

2005 Fall Symposium
The Grassroots Movement of North Korea Advocacy Efforts
and Role of Evangelical Christians

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